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Christopher Walken

Christopher Walken (born Ronald Walken, usually called "Chris") is an American stage and screen actor. He has appeared in more than 100 movies and television shows. Walken was born Ronald Walken (named after actor Ronald Colman) into a Methodist family in Astoria, Queens, New York. His mother, Rosalie, was a Scottish immigrant from Glasgow, and his father, Paul Walken, emigrated from Germany in 1928 with his brothers, Wilhelm and Alois. His father was a baker and his mother worked as a window dresser. Influenced by their mother's own dreams of stardom, he and his brothers Kenneth and Glenn were child actors on television in the 1950s. Walken studied at Hofstra University on Long Island, but did not graduate. Walken initially trained as a dancer in music theatre at the Washington Dance Studio before moving on to dramatic roles in theatre and then film. Walken is imitated for his deadpan affect, sudden off-beat pauses, and strange speech rhythm, in a manner similar to William Shatner. He is revered for his quality of danger and menace, but his unpredictable deliveries and expressions make him invaluable in comedy as well. Walken is noted for refusing movie roles only rarely, having stated in interviews that he will decline a role only if he is simply too busy on other projects to take it. He regards each role as a learning experience. Walken has been married to Georgianne Walken (born Thon) since 1969; she is a casting director, most notably for The Sopranos. They live in Connecticut and have no children (Walken has stated in interviews that not having children is one of the reasons he has had such a prolific career). In regard to his villainous roles preceding him when meeting new people, Walken says, "When they see me in a movie, they expect me to be something nasty ... That's why it's good to defy expectations sometimes."

Mar 31, 1943 In Queens, New York USA
Movie/TV Credits:
Pierwszy Pojawił:
In the movie Frauen für Golden Hill 1938-12-30
Najnowszy projekt:
Film Jak zostać kotem 2016-08-03
Known For
Poster of Rodzina Fangów
Poster of Zakopana Betty
Poster of Uzależnienie
Poster of King of New York
Seria Storybook Cinema 2016
Seria Sarah, Plain and Tall: Winter's End Unknown 2016
Film Jak zostać kotem Felix Grant 2016-08-03
Film Eddie zwany Orłem Warren Sharp 2016-02-26
Film Księga dżungli King Louie (voice) 2016-04-07
Film Rodzina Fangów Caleb Fang 2016-04-16
Film One More Time Paul 2016-04-08
Film Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Film Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Clem 2015-07-16
Film Peter Pan Live! Captain Hook 2014-12-04
Film Worricker - Drugie starcie Curtis Pelissier 2014-03-20
Film Jersey Boys Angelo “Gyp” DeCarlo 2014-06-05
Film The Power of Few Doke 2013-02-15
Film Gods Behaving Badly Zeus 2013-11-13
Film Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Himself 2013-10-12
Film Twardziele Doc 2012-03-08
Film Późny kwartet Peter Mitchell 2012-11-02
Film 7 psychopatów Hans 2012-09-07
Film Zabić Irlandczyka Shondor Birns 2011-03-10
Film Czarny koń Jackie 2011-09-05
Film Life's a Beach Roy Callahan 2010-01-01
Film Plan prawie doskonały Roger 2009-05-09
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Amy Poehler Himself (archive footage) 2009-04-18
Film Za 5 dolarów Nat Parker 2008-01-01
Film Lakier do włosów Wilbur Turnblad 2007-07-13
Film Piłki z jajami Feng 2007-08-29
Film Fade to Black Brewster 2006-03-09
Seria The Henry Rollins Show Unknown 2006-04-01
Film Klik: I robisz, co chcesz Morty 2006-06-22
Seria 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Film Man of the Year Jack Menken 2006-10-09
Film Romance & Cigarettes Cousin Bo 2005-09-13
Film Polowanie na druhny Secretary William Cleary 2005-07-14
Film Domino Mark Heiss 2005-09-22
Film Człowiek w ogniu Rayburn 2004-04-23
Film Envy J-Man 2004-04-30
Film Żony ze Stepford Mike Wellington 2004-06-10
Film Around the Bend Turner Lair 2004-10-08
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Christopher Walken 2004-09-07
Film Kangur Jack Salvatore 'Sal' Maggio 2003-01-17
Film Gigli Det. Stanley Jacobellis 2003-08-01
Film Witajcie w dżungli Hatcher 2003-09-26
Film The Work of Director Spike Jonze Himself 2003-10-20
Film The Country Bears Reed Thimple 2002-07-21
Film Poolhall Junkies Uncle Mike 2002-06-07
Film Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell Bruce Dickinson (archive footage) 2002-09-28
Film Zakopana Betty Frank Featherbed 2002-10-04
Film Julius Caesar Marcus Portius Cato 2002-12-27
Film Złap mnie, jeśli potrafisz Frank William Abagnale, Sr. 2002-12-25
Film Scotland, Pa. Lieutenant McDuff 2001-03-15
Film Joe Dirt Clem 2001-04-10
Film The Affair of the Necklace Count Cagliostro 2001-11-20
Film America's Sweethearts Hal Weidmann 2001-07-17
Film Armia Boga: Proroctwo Gabriel 2000-03-14
Film The Opportunists Victor 'Vic' Kelly 2000-05-17
Film Vendetta James Houston 1999-09-12
Film Jeździec bez głowy Hessian Horseman 1999-11-18
Film Atomowy amant Calvin Webber 1999-02-12
Film Sarah, Plain and Tall - Winter's End Jacob Witting 1999-11-20
Film Kiss Toledo Goodbye Max 1999-11-22
Film Illuminata Bevalaqua 1998-05-21
Film Armia Boga II Gabriel 1998-01-20
Film New Rose Hotel Fox 1998-09-05
Film The Eternal Uncle Bill Ferriter 1998-09-18
Film Mrówka Z Colonel Cutter (voice) 1998-10-02
Film Excess Baggage Ray 1997-08-29
Film Touch Bill Hill 1997-02-14
Film Suicide Kings Carlo Bartolucci 1997-09-06
Film Polowanie na mysz Caeser, the Exterminator 1997-12-19
Film The Funeral Ray Tempio 1996-01-26
Seria The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Himself 1996-07-22
Film Celluloide 1996-01-26
Film Basquiat The Interviewer 1996-08-09
Film Last Man Standing Hickey 1996-09-20
Film Uzależnienie Peina 1995-01-10
Film Search and Destroy 1995-01-01
Film Wild Side Bruno Buckingham 1995-04-22
Film Na żywo Mr. Smith 1995-11-22
Film Armia Boga Gabriel 1995-09-01
Film Rzeczy, które robisz w Denver będąc martwym The Man with the Plan 1995-12-01
Film A Business Affair Vanni Corso 1995-12-08
Seria Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-01
Film Pulp Fiction Captain Koons 1994-10-13
Film Skylark Jacob Witting 1993-02-07
Film Scam Jack Shanks 1993-05-22
Seria Late Night with Conan O'Brien Unknown 1993-09-13
Film Prawdziwy romans Vincenzo Coccotti 1993-09-09
Film Świat Wayne'a 2 Bobby Cahn 1993-12-10
Film Powrót Batmana Max Shreck 1992-06-19
Seria The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Film Mistress Warren Zell 1992-07-24
Film Le grand pardon 2 Pasco Meisner 1992-12-09
Film Sarah, Plain and Tall Jacob Witting 1991-02-03
Film McBain McBain 1991-09-20
Film All-American Murder P.J. Decker 1991-12-01
Film The Comfort of Strangers Robert 1990-01-01
Film King of New York Frank White 1990-07-18
Film Communion Whitley Strieber 1989-11-10
Seria Simpsonowie Unknown 1989-12-17
Film Biloxi Blues Sgt. Toomey 1988-03-25
Film The Milagro Beanfield War Kyril Montana 1988-03-18
Film Puss in Boots Puss 1988-06-01
Film Homeboy Wesley Pendergass 1988-08-24
Film Deadline Don Stevens 1987-09-11
Film W swoim kręgu Brad Whitewood Sr. 1986-04-18
Film 007: Zabójczy widok Max Zorin 1985-05-24
Film Brainstorm Michael Brace 1983-09-30
Seria Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Film Martwa strefa Johnny Smith 1983-10-21
Seria American Playhouse Harry Nash 1982-01-12
Film Who Am I This Time? Harry Nash 1982-02-02
Film Pennies from Heaven Tom 1981-12-11
Film The Dogs of War Jamie Shannon 1980-01-01
Film Heaven's Gate Nathan D. Champion 1980-11-19
Film Psy wojny Jamie Shannon 1980-12-17
Film Last Embrace Eckart 1979-05-04
Film Shoot The Sun Down Mr. Rainbow 1978-01-01
Film Łowca jeleni Nikanor "Nick" Chevotarevich 1978-12-08
Film Annie Hall Duane Hall 1977-04-19
Film The Sentinel Det. Rizzo 1977-01-07
Film Roseland Russel 1977-10-02
Film Next Stop, Greenwich Village Robert Fulmer 1976-02-04
Seria Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Seria Kojak Unknown 1973-10-24
Film The Mind Snatchers Pvt. James H. Reese 1972-06-28
Film The Anderson Tapes The Kid 1971-06-17
Film Cleopatra Boy 1970-05-01
Seria Hawaii Five-O Unknown 1968-09-20
Seria Naked City Unknown 1958-09-30
Seria The Academy Awards Unknown 1953-03-18
Seria Today Unknown 1952-01-14
Seria Hallmark Hall of Fame Unknown 1951-12-24
Film Frauen für Golden Hill Eckart 1938-12-30